Coffee Filter Watercolor Fireworks Craft

Celebrate the 4th of July with our Coffee Filter Watercolor Fireworks Craft! This is a gorgeous patriotic craft that mimics the colors and excitement of a fireworks show, with the fun of making watercolors from washable markers.

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As this craft does use a hot glue gun, it’s best suited for older kids or a craft to make with an adult present and able to assist. There’s a lot of coloring involved in these fireworks, though, and kids will definitely have a blast making them!

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Make a Watercolor Fireworks Craft with Coffee Filters

Coffee Filter Watercolor Fireworks Craft supplies needed.

To make our Coffee Filter Watercolor Fireworks Craft you will need coffee filters, washable markers, glitter glue in gold and silver, jumbo craft sticks, pipe cleaners and poms, a glue gun, scissors, and a spray water bottle.

Watercolor Coffee Filter Fireworks Craft Supplies Needed

  • Coffee filters
  • Washable markers – blue, red
  • Glitter glue – gold, silver
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Pipe cleaners – gold, silver
  • Poms
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Water bottle

Firework Craft Step by Step Directions

Flatten round coffee filters. Lay on a plastic baggie or cookie sheet.

Color coffee filters with washable markers.

Color the coffee filters in a variety of starburst style patterns with red and blue washable markers.

Mist coffee filters with water.

Now, mist with water from a spray bottle. Set aside to dry. This is a great activity to do outside on a sunny day.

Cut rounded edges from craft sticks.

Trim the rounded ends from jumbo wooden craft sticks with scissors.

Color craft sticks.

Color wooden craft sticks with red and blue washable markers in a variety of solids and patterns.

Cut pipe cleaners in half then in half again.

Then, cut silver and gold pipe cleaners in half and then in half again.

Use glue gun to glue pipe cleaner to top of craft stick, and glue pom to top of pipe cleaner.

Flip the craft stick over and attach chenille stem to top back with the glue gun. Glue a pom pom to the end of the chenille stem, and then attach craft stick firework to the colored coffee filter. Bend chenille stem upwards.

Make swirls using gold glitter glue.

Swirls with silver glitter glue.

Finally, draw long swirls from the center out with silver and gold glitter glue. Let dry completely.

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These are so beautiful to hang around the house! It’s a great way to get kids excited for watching the real deal fireworks and celebrating Independence Day.

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More July 4th Crafts for Kids

Need a few more patriotic craft ideas? Be sure to also check out our Cardboard Roll Firework Fountain Craft, Cardboard Fireworks Craft, Craft Stick Rocket Craft, and our easy Glitter Fireworks! We have many more great 4th of July crafts at Our Kid Things, too!

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